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HBO GO Clinches New Deals in Taiwan, Philippines


WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO GO has expanded its Asian reach, landing new agreements with Taiwanese MSO Taiwan Optical Platform (TOP) and Cignal TV in the Philippines.

The SVOD service is now available to all TOP pay-TV subscribers for an additional NT$99 per month. HBO GO launched in Taiwan earlier this year with Taiwan Broadband Communications, followed by KBro, Taiwan Fixed Network, Da-Xin Dian CATV and Pin-Nan CATV in May. It also comes preloaded on Kbro’s A1 box. Since July 1, HBO GO has also been available in Taiwan directly from the Apple and Google app stores.

Clement Schwebig, managing director of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China, said: “It has been quite an impressive journey for HBO GO this year. And while there are other alternative platforms available in Taiwan, our direction is clear—this launch confirms our commitment to the cable-TV ecosystem. TOP joins a growing list of pay-TV partners who we work with to provide even greater value to their subscribers and audience base. This list will continue to grow.”

In the Philippines, HBO GO is now available to Cignal subscribers with Postpaid Plans 1650 and 1990 for no additional cost, while other Cignal Postpaid subscribers can stream the service through the HBO GO add-on for Php99 per month.

“Cignal TV has the most extensive content lineup of premium channels, amazing movies, TV shows and original content on the linear channel, and now with HBO GO, we can give our subscribers even more awesome content—on demand,” said Guido R. Zaballero, first VP and head of marketing at Cignal TV. “We live in a world where it’s all about accessibility and content-on-demand is king. HBO GO lets our subscribers enjoy the overall experience of content that they could watch on linear programming and content they could stream on any device they choose to.”

About Mansha Daswani

Mansha Daswani is the editor and associate publisher of World Screen. She can be reached on [email protected]


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